Radon Testing | Quality First Home Inspection
Charlottetown Summerside, PEI Radon Testing
What is Radon?
In 1900, radon became the fifth radioactive element discovered. Radon is a naturally occurring element that is produced by the radioactive decay of radium 226, which can be found in many types of ores, stones and rocks, all common to PEI.
Why is it a Problem?
Radon gas was not a known problem for homeowners until 1985. An engineer working at a nuclear power plant was found to be contaminated by radon. Stringent testing of employees at the entrance to the facility identified the problem and then found the source.
Radon is considered dangerous and life threatening. Radon is estimated to kill 20,000 or more people per year.
In 2005, the U.S. Attorney General stated that, “Indoor radon gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and breathing it over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to families all over the country. It’s important to know that this threat is completely preventable. Radon can be detected with a simple radon test and fixed through well-established venting techniques.”
The U.S. Surgeon General, Environmental Protection Agency, and the American Cancer Society all recommend that every home be tested for radon. Our advice: call us for radon testing at your home!
Is Radon a Problem in Prince Edward Island?
Yes. Most home buyers are still unaware of the danger of radon even though it is known to be present in every county of PEI.
“All homes should test for radon, regardless of their geographic location or zone designation.”
– Environmental Protection Agency
What should I do as a homeowner or potential homeowner?
If you are a homeowner in PEI, and you don’t know the radon levels in your home, the obvious answer is that you need a radon test. Quality First Home Inspection will be happy to perform a radon test for you. Our home inspectors use professional radon measurement equipment.
If after testing, the levels are good, your inspector will provide a written warranty and guarantee that radon levels are below the recommended levels. When results are below the action level, you are protected by the industry’s only 120-day written guarantee, which actually pays toward the cost of mitigation.
Your health and the health of your family are too important to take chances with anything other than a Certified Radon Report.
How much does a radon test cost?
Depending on the location of the home and whether you order a home inspection, radon testing costs between $150 - $300
Quality First Home Inspection
151 Kent Street
(902) 218 2990